Art show to spotlight high school students

Nearly 500 works of art will be on display at the 2015 Chester County High School Art Show. The weeklong show will officially kick off on Saturday, April 11, at the Chester County Art Association, located at 100 N. Bradford Ave. in West Chester.

“The event is an exciting opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents in a professional gallery space, while introducing Chester County residents to the great up-and-coming artists,” Jennifer Shealy, special events coordinator for the Chester County Intermediate Unit, said in a press release. “County teachers encourage students to display these exceptional works of art, and members of the community look forward to and enjoy seeing their efforts year after year. “

Presented by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, the 41st annual show will  be open to the public on Saturday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 14, through Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

A reception and awards banquet will take place on Monday, April 13, from 5 until 8 p.m., during which the following awards will be presented: Chester County Art Association Excellence Awards and Honorable Mentions, William Hirsch Award for Excellence in Sculpture, William Hirsch Award for Excellence in Black and White Drawing and the Will Newcomb Memorial Award.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Shealy at, or call the Chester County Art Association at 610-696-5600.

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